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delivered by the last to leigh us wap toured the spirit of those who made the journey. ♪ >> american heros who's final mission ended 40 years ago. >> i am neil cavuto from the visitor complex in florida. it is hard for people my age to believe that most americans weren't even alive the last time a man walked on the moon. apollo 17 astronauts were there on december th, 1972. a number of the explorers who made the trip passed away. the rest are now in their late 70s some 80s. but the story they tell sounds like something out of the future not the past. it's a story of how america with a combination of vision, high-tech know how and good old fashioned courage answered the challenge of a rival stepped into the unknown and achieved what almost seems as unbelievable today as it was a half century ago. >> it was october 4th, 1957, and at the height of the cold war. the soviets launched a satellite named sputnik which orbit the earth in over an hour and a half. >> they tell us the world may never be the same again. >> in 1957 when i was still in flight school sputnik was launched the beginning of
is to address the nation at one of the worst mass shootings in u.s. history. it's the fourth trip to a shas shooting to an american city. going to ed henry in newtown with the latest. ed, tell us about the president's evening there in connecticut, what is expected. >> reporter: as the mentioned the first visit since the tragedy, remember that all this latest out so horribly at the elementary school which is still basically a crime seen. the high school behind me is where there will be an interfaith prayer service where the president will speak, really the first time since we saw him friday choke back tears at the white house as he talked about this awful tragedy. he will be meeting before the interfaith prayer service with families of some of the victims, so many of the victims so young. very difficult. also, he'll be meeting with the first responders to thank them for all they have done not just in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy but since then. i spoke with someone from the red cross, a gentleman from north carolina. he says there is about hundred red cross volunteers, helping the
a cosmonaut was the first human being in space. >> they beat us into orbit so we were behind. we were lagging. >> america scrambled to catch up less than a month later, on may 5, allen shepard, became the first american in space over three months into the presidency, john f. kennedy, like millions of other americans across the country, was glued to the television. >> am enshepard was an instant hero but the facts of life, the earth was circled a month before and alan want up-and-down in 16 minutes. john f. kennedy wanted to bet the soviets and sought advice from the top engineers, one was a famed rocket scientist. >> in alabama, president kennedy with missile expert begin as two day to you of the space centers. >> i read a letter from von brawn and he said, how can we beat the russians and the letter said, we can't beat them anywhere except to be the first on the moon. so, that is what we committed to. >> may 25, 1916, the president made a dramatic announce president before a joint session of congress. >> i believe this nation should commit to achieving the goal before this decade is out of l
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